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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Mercury/ Atlas


24 30 September 2023, 13:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates! For a while I will show the two Atlas rocket projects together in this gallery - except for the payload they are more or less identical.
The rocket models are amazingly complex- and Model Horizon meets this with the number of parts and a number of beautiful details- see the parts for the rescue turret of the Mercury capsule. Soon they will be primed in glossy black and then it's off to Alclad!
30 September 2023, 13:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
The two rocket twins have gained some metallic shine; now it's time to apply the (extensive) decals!
7 October 2023, 11:48
Bruce Huxtable
Really liking the metallic finish, Roland. Watching with interest 🙂
7 October 2023, 12:24
Villiers de Vos
A very nice metal finish.
7 October 2023, 16:02
Guy Rump
Following with interest. 👍
7 October 2023, 17:39
Ben M
Looks great so far!
7 October 2023, 18:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates for your words and Interest! Decals are on, pictures will follow 🙂
8 October 2023, 12:15
Thomas Espe
9 October 2023, 12:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Thomas!
A few more pictures of the two Atlas rockets, this time with all the decals. But there is still some painting to do - especially to get the glossy tone I expect to be correct.
9 October 2023, 19:39
Villiers de Vos
Fantastic work with the decals.
9 October 2023, 23:30
Ben M
They're looking really good so far.
10 October 2023, 01:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both mates!
10 October 2023, 09:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Now the second Atlas is also positioned at the launch table - and the project of the two Atlas rockets is completed. Here, too, I am faced with the question of how to photograph such an upright rocket. John Glenn's Mercury capsule could also be shown on its own, but here I decided to go for "size" and show everything assembled ready for launch. Thank you for your interest and comments, mates!
21 October 2023, 15:26

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